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Fly Away Home

Fly Away Home

DVD - 2001
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A 13-year old girl and her estranged father learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them how to fly.
Publisher: Culver City, CA :, Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment,, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780767862004
0767862007
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE FLY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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List - Fall
AustinPL_Central Jul 09, 2020

When 13-year-old Amy loses her mother in a car crash and suddenly finds herself living with her estranged father, neither knows quite what to do. Get ready to curl up with a heartwarming story and gorgeous fall landscape.


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H82BL8r
Mar 06, 2021

A very memorable simple story for all ages. I watched this film several times over the years and once again I am reminded that more people should too.

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ThomasJWhiting
Dec 06, 2017

VERY GOOD 1996 family/nature movie with fine cinematography. I particularly enjoyed Jeff Daniels acting - and all the fine birds.

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Matinee
Dec 16, 2016

While coping with her mother's death (no spoiler here, it happens at the beginning of the movie), a young teen played by Anna Paquin becomes mother to a flock of goslings and gets to know her artist/inventor father played by Jeff Daniels. There are some tense moments, but for the most part, I couldn't stop smiling while watching this movie. The geese are the best part. I recommend the film for all ages and for families. It was directed by Carroll Ballard (The Black Stallion, Never Cry Wolf). Warning: your child may want to wear a nose ring to be like Amy (Anna). Hey, it was 1996...

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DreDre
Dec 28, 2014

A beautiful story and uplifting movie.

tirelire Dec 02, 2014

Vraiment un très beau film.

7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

Story line is one of the best, and Anna Paquin's and Jeff Daniel's acting was superb. Watched it several times and still not bored of it!

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garycornell
Aug 20, 2014

Director Carroll Ballard is a master with a children's movie that we adults turn out to enjoy as well. "Fly Away Home" is about a 13 year old orphan girl and her estranged father who adopt a flock of baby geese. All are going to learn some valuable life lessons. The cinematography, as with all Carroll Ballard films, is excellent. The film takes us on a beautiful journey your not likely to forget. Outstanding film for the whole family.
P.S. 1/2/20 I have returned to remind the world of KCLS that Carroll Ballard made this wonderful film that is over looked by so many. It will remain one of the finest family movies ever made!!

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aqiva
Oct 11, 2013

Terrific movie!

d2013 Sep 10, 2013

"Amy" played by Anna Paquin just lost her Mom is sent to Canada from New Zealand to be with her father never thinking that she would become "an adopted mama" for a flock of orphaned geese. This is truly a heartwarming movie inspired by a true story. The song "10,000 miles" song I believe by Mary Chapin Carpenter, is just beautiful. Loved it! (tissues, please!)

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stitesh
May 20, 2013

great movie

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7Liberty7 Sep 20, 2014

Coarse Language: D*mn 2-3 times; holy sh** once (for those who'd like to know)

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